If You’re Gonna Have a Green Christmas.. Go Extra Green. Dec. 2014


a little trek with Uncle Dave and Grandma and Grandpa

This Christmas our family was blessed with the opportunity to fly to Ireland for a little over 2 weeks! We were also able to meet up with my (Heather) oldest brother who stopped by for a few days on his way to Slovakia to spend Christmas with his wife (my sister-in-law) and her family.  Bruce’s parents spent the entire 2 weeks with us and it was so nice to see a few family members around Christmas as its been about a year since we have seen anyone.  The kids really enjoyed the time with Grandma and Grandpa Wilkens and Uncle Dave.  We had a lot of time to just rest, relax before the fireplace, play games, cuddle and read stories and go on little adventures in the Irish countryside. It rained, cleared for a few hours and rained some more. We saw a ton of rainbows which just made the experience even more charming.   It was a wonderful time.

The weather was FREEZING compared to what we are used to. About 30-40F (6-10C) We spent most of our time outdoors saying how cold it was.  I think with the rainy weather it made it feel even colder.  But it was a nice change from the heat and humidity of Tanzania.  There is not much more to report so I will leave you with a few pictures.

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2 wheeled carriage ride.


Mmmm.. Blue berries and waffles!

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Dingle Pennisula


The closest thing to snow the kids saw. a little frost.



freezing watching cartoons


Ross Castle

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Irish Santa. Smelled of whiskey and called our kids by the wrong names.. lol

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